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Buildings - For us, by us

Thursday 12 February 2015
Highlight of this article, For us, by us, written by Sean McGowan and published in Ecolibrium in December 2014. Sean interviewed four sustainability experts about the impact of the current energy efficiency drive on building occupants.

Dr Vyt Garnys in Paris

Thursday 4 December 2014
In November, Dr Vyt Garnys commenced a 3 month research secondment at CSTB (Centre Scientifique et Technique du B√Ętiment - Scientific and Technical Centre for Building) in France.

RE: Our Thoughts are with you

These replies and comments were received by CETEC in response to our email expressing sympathy for 13 November 2015 Paris terror attacks.

Review of Legionella Risk Session at IHEA conference

Tuesday 2 December 2014
Dr Vyt Garnys was one of several speakers in an informative and well received session dedicated to Legionella risk at the recent IHEA Healthcare Facilities conference held in Brisbane.

Building Damage from Brisbane Hailstorm?

Monday 1 December 2014
With the Brisbane storm last Thursday resulting in heavy rain and hail damage it is timely reminder that if you have building damage, you need to restrict access and act quickly, but don't undertake works without first consulting an expert.

WorldGBC - Health, Wellbeing & Productivity in Offices

Monday 17 November 2014
In September The World Green Building Council released its Health, Wellbeing & Productivity in Offices Report. The report follows on from the research that CETEC has been doing relating to IEQ and productivity over the last 15 years. Dr Vyt Garnys of CETEC was on the Technical Committee charged with providing expertise for this report.

ISPT - Leaders in NABERS Indoor Environment (IE) certification

Thursday 13 November 2014
In 2012, CETEC was engaged by ISPT to conduct annual Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) testing of over 40 commercial office and retail buildings.

Indoor Air 2014 - Hong Kong

Wednesday 6 August 2014
Jack Noonan and Dr Vyt Garnys recently attended International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) conference - Indoor Air 2014 in Hong Kong. The conference is held every three years and is the leading conference for researchers in the indoor air and climate space. This article is about the key messages

NABERS IE Consultation Paper

Wednesday 16 July 2014
A consultation paper for the NABERS IE enhancements has been released for industry and stakeholder feedback. Have your say. CETEC were on the Technical Working Group or panel reviewing the NABERS Indoor Environment tool.

NABERS IE - Office Building Portfolio of 25 Buildings Case Study

Tuesday 17 June 2014
Building accreditation and rating schemes are one way of assessing and benchmarking the performance of a building. The NABERS Indoor Environment tool has been subject of much discussion in recent times, with significant focus being placed on a lack of take up by building owners and facilities managers since introduction to the market (in comparison to NABERS Energy and NABERS Water. This article provide link to presentation made at Ideaction 14 on a NABERS IE study conducted by CETEC.

CETEC appointed to develop National Legionella Control Guidelines

Thursday 5 June 2014
CETEC was recently appointed by the Federal Government to provide guidance to the National Environmental Health Standing Committee (enHealth) for the development of national guidance - Legionella control in potable water distribution systems in health and aged care facilities.

CETEC Consulting on PNG Hospital Redevelopment

Thursday 5 June 2014
CETEC consultants are visiting Lae in Papua New Guinea next week. They are conducting hazardous materials audits on the existing buildings on the ANGAU Memorial Hospital redevelopment site.

UNSW CETEC Prize Winners

Wednesday 21 May 2014
CETEC has been sponsoring the School of Chemistry's top honours students for the CETEC Prize since 2008. The dual prize this year was awarded to Vera Diachenko and Nicholas Konstandaras for their thesis submitted in 2013.

School Kids Exposed to Car Fumes

Thursday 8 May 2014
CETEC conducted air quality testing for Seven News last week at selected schools in Sydney and Melbourne at drop off and pick up time. Parents who pick up their children by car and leave their car engines running while they are waiting are exposing all the children nearby to toxic exhaust fumes and particulates.

Flood, Cyclone & Storm Damage

Tuesday 15 April 2014
With Cyclone Ita and the resulting heavy rain and flooding in parts of Far North Queensland it is timely reminder - you need to act quickly, when water damages a building, but don't undertake works without first consulting an expert.
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